The American Founders
- Alexander Hamilton
- Thomas Jefferson
- John Adams
- Business and Law
1775 - George Washington to Martha Washington
Dear Martha, "I has been determined in Congress that the whole army raised for the defense of the Americcan cause shall be put under my care and that it is necessary for me to proceed immediately to Boston to take upon me the command of it. You may believe me, my dear Patcy, when I assure you, in the most solemn manner that, so far from seeking this appointment I have used every endeavour in my power to avoid it," (Lehrman 3).
1781 - George Washington is feeling: aged :[
"Gentlemen, reading from speeches is a very tedious business, particularly for an old man that has to put on spectacles, and the more so if the man be so tall that he has to bend over to the light," (Lehrman 8).